I am a master of deception...of myself.
I convinced myself, after spotting 19 Kids and Counting in the list of recorded programs, that I'm actually uplifted after watching this show, so I should allow myself to watch this one show each week. Then I set the recording for Joyce Meyer using the same excuse.
I'd been really good about turning off the television when Mike wasn't watching and not turning it on at all when Ellie's up. Then I watched the show. As expected, that opened the floodgates. I started watching Pride and Prejudice for just a few minutes while Mike's doing yard work or while I'm pumping. Then I started leaving the television on when Mike left the room. Then I started turning it on during Ellie's nap. Then I let Ellie watch Cars over the weekend. Then I argued with Ellie that she'd watched her show; now it was my turn.
Then I was embarrassed to write this update.